Symbol Technologies Advances Payment Capture with New Transaction Terminals

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Symbol Technologies, Inc. The Enterprise Mobility Company(TM), have announced two new products, the Symbol PD 4500 and the Symbol PD 7000. These new payment capture terminals join the Symbol PD 8500 and complete Symbol's family of transaction devices.

Symbol PD4500The Symbol PD 4500 and PD 7000 support applications for online and offline debit/credit, signature capture, scrolling line item display, EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer), gift and loyalty programs and advertisements. All Symbol payment capture terminals are designed for retail enterprises -- general merchandise retailers, grocery stores and pharmacies -- as well as point-of-sale and point-of-service applications for financial institutions and healthcare facilities.

"The addition of the Symbol PD 4500 and Symbol PD 7000 completes our family of payment terminal devices and provides our customers with a full set of products to meet their needs to capture information at the point-of-sale," said Scott Allan, vice president and general manager of the Symbol payment and kiosk business unit. "These products help businesses ensure customer loyalty by enhancing and expediting the customer checkout experience and reducing transaction and payment costs."

Symbol PD7000The Symbol PD 4500 and Symbol PD 7000 provide tamper-resistant security, which ensures that sensitive data such as credit card and personal identification numbers (PINs) are protected. Both payment capture terminals are Visa PED-approved and support the encryption requirements set forth by Visa International for PIN-based debit transaction security.

The Symbol PD 4500 has a monochrome display, while the Symbol PD 7000 has a color display, and both devices have traditional serial and USB connectivity. Industry standard resistive touchpad technology together with a passive stylus, widely used in PDAs, mobile computers and signature captures devices, are also included.

All of Symbol's payment transaction devices are Windows CE.NET-based to reduce merchant maintenance costs and mitigate technology-scaling risks associated with proprietary operating systems. The devices incorporate a common hardware platform based on the Intel Xscale processor, and are compliant with Visa Online PIN or "PED" security requirements to support secure payment transactions. The common operating system hardware platform and software development tools shared by the Symbol PD 8500, PD 7000 and PD 4500 provide a scalable solution for point-of-sale and point-of-service applications.

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